Pinnacle Aviation Awarded Highest Certification

Private aviation operator earns the industry’s highest safety certification.

Private aviation operator earns the

industry’s highest safety certification.

As a result of its latest independent safety and operations audit by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), the IBAC council has approved Pinnacle Aviation for Stage 3 certification.

IS-BAO is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations. It is a code of best practice developed by the industry to promote highly professional operational practice.

Left to right: Todd Pixley, chief pilot; Don Wade, director of safety; Trevor Turcott, director of operations; Curt Pavlicek, founder and president; Scott Guetti, director of maintenance; Scott Casey, charter manager; and Chris Birtch, manager of training.

Stage 1 confirms the Safety Management System (SMS) infrastructure is established and safety management activities are appropriately targeted. All supporting standards have been established.

Stage 2 ensures safety management activities are appropriately targeted and safety risks are being effectively managed.

Stage 3 audit and evaluation confirms the operator’s SMS is supported by ongoing improvement processes that foster a sustainable and proactive safety culture throughout the company, ensuring safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business.

The general aviation industry is populated with many safety accreditation services today. Pinnacle Aviation is among the elite 1 percent of charter operators worldwide who have earned the very highest safety accreditations, including ARG/US Platinum rating and the IS-BAO – Stage 3.




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